days left to enter
Winner 6000$
Runner – Up – 1400$ x 6
People’s Choice – 600$ x 4
Honorable Mention – 600$ x 12
Brief: Design a transition centre for homeless youth with housing and other facilities that would equip them with skills for independent living.

It is to be designed so that an array of services can be provided to the youth that come from diverse backgrounds in order to help them give a safe, stable, and inclusive home. It must also act as a learning centre to help them acquire life skills, special skills, and create networks.

The well-being of young people is a priority. Homeless people often face prejudice in society so it is necessary that the centre design is in harmony with its neighbouring context. The spatial design must be flexible, low maintenance, and economical to host multiple users over short durations. It will be occupied for not more than 1 year.

The aim is to create a healthy community for young people. Privacy and interaction must be guided in the layout as per the nature of the activity. The aesthetics and functionality must be balanced to create a mix of open and closed spaces.
Organizer: UDT
Category: Design/Architecture
Prize: Cash
Region: Global
Eligibility: Phd, Professionals, Master Students, Bachelor Students, Open to everyone
Deadline: 2021-12-14

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Manish Sonal, India
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“I was always reluctant in applying to foreign Universities due to my financial constraints. Today I am pursuing my Master’s in a subject which I love and feel more confident about my future.”
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Arlisa Febriani, Indonesia
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Arlisa’s story is very unique and proof that given the right opportunity, the greatest ideas will succeed. By developing a revolutionary water cleansing system, she proved that anything is possible. This is great news for her, the people of Jakarta, and quite possibly the rest of the world who live in places with little or no access to clean water!
Avon Haughton, USA
Winner of The New School Competition 2014 – Scholarship at The New School in New York
“Winning the competition has been one of my greatest achievements thus far and participating was the most fun I’ve had in a while. I’m very grateful for the opportunity and I can’t wait to go to The New School!”